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Segment: Pacific Crest Trail from JCT Dawson Saddle Trail to Mt. Baden-Powell
Stats: From Dawson Saddle to Mt. Baden-Powell: 2.6 miles, 979′ gain, 370′ loss. From Mt. Baden-Powell to Dawson Saddle: 2.6 miles, 370′ gain, 979′ loss. Round trip: 5.2 miles, 1349′ gain and loss.
Last Hiked: 7-12-2015
Dawson Saddle to Mt. Baden-Powell: 8.8 miles, 2236′ gain and loss
Follow the directions on the trail sign at the junction of the Pacific Crest Trail and the Dawson Saddle Trail.
Along the Pacific Crest Trail, there is a subtle junction that leads up to Mt. Burnham. If you go to Mt. Burnham just follow the ridge at points where the trail isn’t clear. Mt. Burnham adds about 100′ of gain to the trip and is about 0.1 miles shorter. Otherwise go around Mt. Burnham along the Pacific Crest Trail.
At the Wally Waldron Tree (which is about 1500 years old) you reach the summit trail leading up to Mt. Baden Powell. Just make your way up past the tree and continue up to the summit.
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